Manchester United sign Daniel James on five-year deal
Manchester United completes Daniel James transfer from Swansea City on five-year deal with the option to extend for further year.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer start with 21-year-old Swansea’s winger as his first signing for fee of £15m, plus £3m in add-ons.
“Daniel is an exciting young winger with lots of skills, vision, exceptional pace and a good work ethic,” United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the club’s official website.
“He had a great season with Swansea City and has all the attributes needed to become a Manchester United player.
“We are delighted he has signed with our club and we are all looking forward to working with him. This is the perfect environment for Daniel to continue his development.”
James express his happiness to be in Old Traford but admitted the move is “tinged with sadness” after his father passed away last month.
“This is one of the best days of my life and a challenge I am really looking forward to,” he said.
“The Premier League is the best league in the world and Manchester United is the perfect place for me to continue to develop as a player.
“This is an incredibly proud moment for me and my family, however, it is tinged with sadness that my father isn’t able to share this experience with us.
“I am looking forward to working with Ole, meeting the team and getting started.”
Swansea academy graduate James scored five goals in 38 appearances during a breakthrough 2018-19 season.